QME Conference

Quantitative Marketing and Economics

Quantitative Marketing and Economics (QME) hosts an annual conference featuring research at the intersection of marketing, economics, and statistics. The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for interaction among researchers in this growing and important area. The conference format will encourage in-depth discussion of research using a "single track," allowing sufficient time for presentations and discussants. For participants who cannot cover travel costs, limited funds will be available.

Papers for the conference are reviewed by the conference committee. Submission of a paper for consideration in the conference does not commit the authors to submit to the QME journal. 

2018 Conference August 24–25, 2018 

Hosted by: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Kilts Center for Marketing

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Gleacher Center
450 Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Schedule and Papers

The conference will begin at noon on Friday, August 24, and end at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 25.

A detailed program will be available closer to the date of the conference.

This year, the conference will feature a lunchtime panel on Saturday.

An industry perspective on research frontiers in quantitative marketing

  • Randall Lewis, Economic Research Scientist at Netflix
  • Harikesh Nair, Chief Scientist for Business Strategy at JD.com
  • Chris Nosko, Senior Manager and Economist at Amazon.com
  • David Reiley, Principal Scientist at Pandora

Cost is $200 (fee waived for PhD students who provide email from faculty recommending attendance).

PhD Students: Limited funds are available to subsidize PhD students' travel and accommodation expenses. Following the conference, we will distribute information about how to submit for reimbursement.

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Registration deadline is August 1, 2018.

Hotel Information

Comfort Suites: Rate: $199 | 320 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601 US

Hotel Phone Number: 312-384-1208 | Email: Group Coordinator mjackson@comfortsuiteschicago.com.

InterContinental: Rate: $179 | 505 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 US

Hotel Phone Number: 1-800-628-2112 (312-944-4100 X 2 (for International Calls)

Group Name: Booth School of Business Block – August 2018 | Group Code: BRB


Contact Heather McGuire (heather.mcguire@chicagobooth.edu)

Dick Wittink Prize

The Dick Wittink Prize for the best paper published in the QME is awarded annually at the QME Conference.

Read about 2017 winner»

Past QME Conferences

2017 Program (PDF) | Participants (PDF)

2016 Program (PDF) | Participants (PDF)

2015 Program (PDF) | Participants (PDF)

2014 Program (PDF) | Participants (PDF)

2013 Program (PDF) | Participants (PDF)

2012 Program (PDF) | Participants (PDF)

2011 Program (PDF) | Participants (PDF)

2010 Program (PDF) | Participants (PDF)

2009 Program (PDF) | Participants (PDF)

2008 Program (PDF) | Participants (PDF)

2007 Program (PDF) | Participants (PDF)

2006 Program (PDF) | Participants (PDF)

2005 Program (PDF) | Participants (PDF)

2004 Program (PDF) | Participants (PDF)

2003 Program (PDF) | Participants (PDF)